The 21st & 22nd; Dark time.
The 21st of August.
I am really looking forward to the supposed warmth that is coming this weekend, because I am so cold right now I am considering wrapping a shawl around myself. I've just been upstairs having dark time, and I was curled up in my blanket there.
This morning, I'd just finished making my coffee when I got a text from Claire, a lady who was coming to view Brooke and Barnaby at eleven, to ask if it was alright if they were a bit early. That was at twenty past ten, and they arrived five minutes later. Thankfully I hadn't started on my eye mask! They arrived and we all entered the room, with me and my coffee bringing up the rear. The two children sat on the bed, allowing the kittens to play with their shoelaces and Mommy, Claire and I talked about what kind of kitten will suit their home. They already have a cat called Jack, who is quite timid and gentle, and we think
Brooke might be a bit too much for him to handle. Once she got comfortable with the new people in the room, she started being herself, which meant she was jumping up Claire's leg and being a monkey, behaviour we do not condone. This kind of thing is why Barnaby is probably the better fit for them, because he was quite happy to just sit and play with a shoelace. He did then try to potter off with it, but unfortunately it was still attached to the shoe. Claire wanted to know when they could adopt him, so I said I would ring Lydon's about getting their second vaccinations done as soon as they'd gone, then they could adopt as soon as that had happened (they live in Lichfield, so it would be a trek to get them back to Lydon's, and the window is coming to an end anyway). I was true to my word, and Sharon said we could come in this afternoon, so they'll be back to pick up Barnaby tomorrow!
Amanda came round after lunch to pick up some adoption money, but she stayed to see the kitties. Her cats (Hugo and Harvey that she adopted from us) are just over two years old now and so kittens are a novelty again. She was here for just over an hour, because we were chatting away about family and cats and stuff but my eye started to hurt, so I gave her the money and put a load of drops in. The kittens were due at the vet at twenty to five, and I didn't really need to be there, so I asked Mommy if she would take them so I could go upstairs and be in the dark. I think that may just have to be my life now until my eye is definitely healed, at least every other day, if not every day. God, I can't wait to see Mr. Kolli next week and see what he says. Please be good news.
The 22nd of August.
Ooh, I am tired this evening. I had to be at the dentist at quarter past nine to talk to the treatment consultant about teeth whitening. I tried it a long time ago, but I wasn't able to finish the plan because my teeth got too sensitive. I wanted to see if anything has changed in terms of what they do now, and they do offer a different plan with weaker (but still as effective) concentrations of the gel that I could try. I did have a look to see if I still have my trays from back then, but annoyingly, I don't. I'll have to pay to have those remade, then for a tube of maintenance gel and see how I get on with that, then if that's fine I'd pay the rest and continue with the treatment. I have to think about it because it is a large chunk of money to spend, and I need to decide if I think it is going to be worth it.
When I got back, I had my coffee, then I showed Daddy where I'd got to with Sadie's statistics, so he could finish them off for me. I dare not sit in front of the computer for that long after how angry it made my eye last time. Then I filled in the paperwork for Barnaby's adoption, and spoke to a woman about Brooke. She actually wanted Brooke and Barnaby, so was somewhat crestfallen when I told her what was about to happen. I tried to sell her on the idea of just having Brooke, but she really wants to think about it which I told her was absolutely fine.
After lunch, Claire was very prompt to come and collect Barnaby, so we filled in the forms and popped him in the carrier, ready to go! Brooke wanted to go with him, so I stayed with her this afternoon. Don't want her to get lonely and sad. I got myself some water and put my tablets and eye drops in a little bag, and we had a delightful time of her sleeping on my lap and me watching the first three episodes of The Wire which has come on to NowTV. I've never seen it, and it's on there until the end of September, so let's see how much I can get through!
I should have had a coffee before going in there, but I forgot, so now I am really very tired and I want to go to bed. At least I am not cold today, because I am wearing my long-sleeved thermal and a cashmere jumper. Toasty.
(I'm sorry, I know this is too many cat pictures.)